Singapore is a great destination for families and couples and there are plenty of things to see and do. Shopaholics love Orchard Road, where you’ll find designer labels such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Singapore Botanic Gardens is a great place to start the day; you’ll spot locals doing Tai-Chi.
The Chinatown Heritage Centre is another must-see attraction, an authentic recreation of street scenes from the 19th and early 20th century. Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for electronic gadgets at Sim Lim Square or Funan Digitalife Mall – you can save up to 20% compared to other stores and you’re even allowed to haggle!
Accidents can happen, even on holiday in Singapore
Most of us will have a great time on holiday in Singapore without having to worry about being involved in an accident, but sadly accidents abroad can and do happen. Some of the more common types of accident which could occur on your travels include:
- Slip, trip or fall at your hotel or accommodation
- Food poisoning (from eating contaminated food at the hotel buffet or restaurant)
- Electric shock from poorly wired or faulty power sockets
- Struck by objects falling from height at your hotel (for example, during building works)
- Injured during an inclusive excursion or tour of the city
It’s worth remembering that you will only be able to claim compensation if you booked a package holiday with a UK travel agent. If you’re injured whilst taking part in an independent sightseeing tour of the city which you have arranged yourself, you won’t be able to make a claim in the UK.
Should you claim?
The 1992 Package Travel Regulations protect you when you are travelling abroad as part of a package holiday. Tour operators and hotel staff have a duty of care to ensure that you are safe whilst staying with or travelling with them, and if they fail to meet their responsibilities, you could claim for compensation.
There’s no need to feel guilty about doing this – companies will have public liability insurance in place to protect them should somebody make a claim for compensation, and the claims process is normally fairly straightforward – it’s unlikely you will need to attend court.
How we can help
Call Accident Advice Helpline today to find out whether you have a viable claim. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so there are no nasty upfront fees to worry about. We treat all our customers as individuals, so whether you have suffered a minor injury or been seriously hurt, we can help you.
Date Published: May 2, 2014
Author: David Brown